Ici

★★★★☆
  • 246 DeKalb Ave

    Brooklyn, NY 11205

    Cross street: at Vanderbilt Ave.

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  • 718-789-2778

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I recently ate at Ici for the first time, recommended to us by a chef friend. It was delicious! The space is quaint and wonderful. Although the food speaks for itself in its tastiness, one of my favorite things about this restaurant is that they buy local. I'm assuming from more places than this one, but definitely from the Red Hook Farm.

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★★★★☆

I recently ate at Ici for the first time, recommended to us by a chef friend. It was delicious! The space is quaint and wonderful. Although the food speaks for itself in its tastiness, one of my favorite things about this restaurant is that they buy local. I'm assuming from more places than this one, but definitely from the Red Hook Farm.

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I was very disappointed in my meal here. We went on a rainy Thursday night, and should have known something was up since the dining room was completely empty at 9pm. I had an unmemorable cocktail, made from a syrupy mix. We went for the prix fix, which i believe was $35/45 per person. WAY TO MUCH for what we got. I had the garlic soup to start which was server cold. It was just ok and the cheese crouton on top was freezing and had obviously been fired hours before. My main was in an unappetizing pile, hiding a ball of deep fried potato strings. The creme brulee was also old and tasted like the inside of the fridge. The staff was lovely though and very attentive. Its a shame because iCi is in a great location and space. Hopefully the kitchen will get it the f together.

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★☆☆☆☆

I was very disappointed in my meal here. We went on a rainy Thursday night, and should have known something was up since the dining room was completely empty at 9pm. I had an unmemorable cocktail, made from a syrupy mix. We went for the prix fix, which i believe was $35/45 per person. WAY TO MUCH for what we got. I had the garlic soup to start which was server cold. It was just ok and the cheese crouton on top was freezing and had obviously been fired hours before. My main was in an unappetizing pile, hiding a ball of deep fried potato strings. The creme brulee was also old and tasted like the inside of the fridge. The staff was lovely though and very attentive. Its a shame because iCi is in a great location and space. Hopefully the kitchen will get it the f together.

Pros: nice dining room, good location

Cons: food, drinks, price

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My boyfriend and I ate at ici tonight, I was so excited I had to write a review and found only awful things. Unlike previous podters, our service was excellent, with apt descriptions of the wines (all organic and natural, so iwas unfamiliar with the selection). The $25 prix fix was a great deal, I got the sauted squid, short ribs, and poached pear. All delicious. I will certainly go back. Where else can you get 3 courses for$25?

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★★★★☆

My boyfriend and I ate at ici tonight, I was so excited I had to write a review and found only awful things. Unlike previous podters, our service was excellent, with apt descriptions of the wines (all organic and natural, so iwas unfamiliar with the selection). The $25 prix fix was a great deal, I got the sauted squid, short ribs, and poached pear. All delicious. I will certainly go back. Where else can you get 3 courses for$25?

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I live in the neighborhood and had been to this restaurant for brunch before, which was okay. I definitely do not recommend the Valentine's Day fixed menu, however. We made a reservation and were seated over an hour late--after several couples who had arrived later than we did (and who appeared to have an "in" with the owner), portions were tiny (and we aren't big eaters), our squid appetizers were served overcooked and cold, and our entrees were lukewarm. It seemed like they really weren't prepared to handle the holiday volume and the meal was WAY overpriced for what it was. We will not be going there again.

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★☆☆☆☆

I live in the neighborhood and had been to this restaurant for brunch before, which was okay. I definitely do not recommend the Valentine's Day fixed menu, however. We made a reservation and were seated over an hour late--after several couples who had arrived later than we did (and who appeared to have an "in" with the owner), portions were tiny (and we aren't big eaters), our squid appetizers were served overcooked and cold, and our entrees were lukewarm. It seemed like they really weren't prepared to handle the holiday volume and the meal was WAY overpriced for what it was. We will not be going there again.

Pros: nice ambience, lovely back patio in the warmer seasons

Cons: poor service, not great food

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Though this is a dinner spot I love their croissants and coffee the very best. Located in a beautiful little brownstone and run by wonderful people. We always enjoy meals here

4
★★★★☆

Though this is a dinner spot I love their croissants and coffee the very best. Located in a beautiful little brownstone and run by wonderful people. We always enjoy meals here

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The food at Ici is fair enough, nothing too great and perhaps overpriced ($12 for eggs) for what they serve. The service on the other hand, a complete other story. We strolled in around 3pm on a Saturday to find a completely empty restaurant and a pretty annoyed hostess/waitress who obviously wasn't thrilled to see us. The service was slow and with the lack of patrons, you would assume otherwise. They didn't check on us ONCE and they only filled our water ONCE and it was one of the hottest days in New York City. The shirred eggs are great, sure, but don't go out of your way to have them...baked eggs aren't hard to find these days.

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★★★☆☆

The food at Ici is fair enough, nothing too great and perhaps overpriced ($12 for eggs) for what they serve. The service on the other hand, a complete other story. We strolled in around 3pm on a Saturday to find a completely empty restaurant and a pretty annoyed hostess/waitress who obviously wasn't thrilled to see us. The service was slow and with the lack of patrons, you would assume otherwise. They didn't check on us ONCE and they only filled our water ONCE and it was one of the hottest days in New York City. The shirred eggs are great, sure, but don't go out of your way to have them...baked eggs aren't hard to find these days.

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This is my first restaurant review, but my experience at Ici was so distasteful, I felt it my civilian duty to warn others. We went to Ici for mother's day--my mother had been excited about going for a while. When we got there, they seated us in the heated tent in the back garden--which was incredibly uncomfortable because the heater was set to extra high. I had to use my menu as a fan, which worked out ok, because it took forever for the waitress to take our order. The meal started out on a bad foot because the waitress did not know what "scotch" was, and the menu did not have the dish my mother had been looking forward to for weeks. In fact, the menu was so unexciting that we had trouble finding something that each of us wanted to eat. After one hour, the waitress brought our appetizers (also 20 minutes after all other parties in the hot tent were served, regardless of how long after us they were seated). The appetizers left much to be desired, the egg and anchovy mousse looked like processed spam with some wilted lettuce. It did not taste much better. The waitress failed to clean up our increasingly unappetizing looking starters for thirty minutes, at which point, we decided we did not want to wait for our main course. We promptly asked for the check--with the waitress providing no apology for the poor service. Even though we didn't stay for dinner, our bill was over $100. I think it was $100 worth spent for not having to eat a main course at Ici.

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★☆☆☆☆

This is my first restaurant review, but my experience at Ici was so distasteful, I felt it my civilian duty to warn others. We went to Ici for mother's day--my mother had been excited about going for a while. When we got there, they seated us in the heated tent in the back garden--which was incredibly uncomfortable because the heater was set to extra high. I had to use my menu as a fan, which worked out ok, because it took forever for the waitress to take our order. The meal started out on a bad foot because the waitress did not know what "scotch" was, and the menu did not have the dish my mother had been looking forward to for weeks. In fact, the menu was so unexciting that we had trouble finding something that each of us wanted to eat. After one hour, the waitress brought our appetizers (also 20 minutes after all other parties in the hot tent were served, regardless of how long after us they were seated). The appetizers left much to be desired, the egg and anchovy mousse looked like processed spam with some wilted lettuce. It did not taste much better. The waitress failed to clean up our increasingly unappetizing looking starters for thirty minutes, at which point, we decided we did not want to wait for our main course. We promptly asked for the check--with the waitress providing no apology for the poor service. Even though we didn't stay for dinner, our bill was over $100. I think it was $100 worth spent for not having to eat a main course at Ici.

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We went there last Sunday for Brunch with a party of 8 and had a really good time. Great waitress, fresh and tasty food, could not asked for a better Brunch in Brooklyn! Keep it up!

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★★★★★

We went there last Sunday for Brunch with a party of 8 and had a really good time. Great waitress, fresh and tasty food, could not asked for a better Brunch in Brooklyn! Keep it up!

Pros: professional service, organic food

Cons: wait for brunch

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This is one of those places that you leave wondering how it can possibly stay in business. Four of us went for Sunday brunch. We were first in line ahead of three other parties. After seating all of the parties, the waitress gave the other parties menus. After 10 minutes, we asked for menus. The waitress said they didn't have any since they were all in use by other people. She then brought us one menu to share. The waitress was smoking hot, but I am pretty sure she did not speak English and may have had a Mr. F bracelet. One of us explained to her that she was lactose intolerant - and when I say explained, I mean that it was clear the waitress was unable to understand our order, so my friend said "I cannot eat butter. I cannot eat cheese. I cannot eat milk. I do not want any of those things in my eggs." The waitress responded "oh, butter on the side?" I, being hungover, was desperate for a cup of coffee. However, the coffee did not arrive until after our food arrived. When a second, extremely unfriendly waitress (with glasses and short hair) delivered our food I said "excuse me, we ordered some coffee as well" to which she responded "ok, awesome." The coffee did eventually come, and when it did it was only enough to fill one and a half tiny cups. The flounder po'boy I ordered was extremely cold - it makes it seem like the fish was most definately prepared well in advance and left for when some sap like myself decided to order it. When the cheese egg incident occurred, my friend very politely sent the eggs back and asked for a menu so she could just order something that couldn't conceiveably be screwed up. The waitress brought the menu, and then never came back to see if my friend wanted something else, so she never ate. When the bill came, the eggs of course were on it. Overall, the service was abysmal, the food was cold and just ok. On a positive note, the waitress was hot.

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★☆☆☆☆

This is one of those places that you leave wondering how it can possibly stay in business. Four of us went for Sunday brunch. We were first in line ahead of three other parties. After seating all of the parties, the waitress gave the other parties menus. After 10 minutes, we asked for menus. The waitress said they didn't have any since they were all in use by other people. She then brought us one menu to share. The waitress was smoking hot, but I am pretty sure she did not speak English and may have had a Mr. F bracelet. One of us explained to her that she was lactose intolerant - and when I say explained, I mean that it was clear the waitress was unable to understand our order, so my friend said "I cannot eat butter. I cannot eat cheese. I cannot eat milk. I do not want any of those things in my eggs." The waitress responded "oh, butter on the side?" I, being hungover, was desperate for a cup of coffee. However, the coffee did not arrive until after our food arrived. When a second, extremely unfriendly waitress (with glasses and short hair) delivered our food I said "excuse me, we ordered some coffee as well" to which she responded "ok, awesome." The coffee did eventually come, and when it did it was only enough to fill one and a half tiny cups. The flounder po'boy I ordered was extremely cold - it makes it seem like the fish was most definately prepared well in advance and left for when some sap like myself decided to order it. When the cheese egg incident occurred, my friend very politely sent the eggs back and asked for a menu so she could just order something that couldn't conceiveably be screwed up. The waitress brought the menu, and then never came back to see if my friend wanted something else, so she never ate. When the bill came, the eggs of course were on it. Overall, the service was abysmal, the food was cold and just ok. On a positive note, the waitress was hot.

Pros: Attractive Waitress

Cons: Service, food, and value

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iCi has the most beautiful garden, you would never know as you can't see it from the street, but it's so peaceful, quiet and, best of all, the food is delicious too! I went there for an early drink with a friend, and we ended up staying all night and having lots of food & vino, it was great. Will definitely go back. The staff was super friendly too.

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★★★★★

iCi has the most beautiful garden, you would never know as you can't see it from the street, but it's so peaceful, quiet and, best of all, the food is delicious too! I went there for an early drink with a friend, and we ended up staying all night and having lots of food & vino, it was great. Will definitely go back. The staff was super friendly too.

Pros: beautiful garden, scrumptious food, great service, great wine list

Cons: too far away from my house!

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i'd been to ici for sunday brunch and food and service were just so-so (too spicy sausage, too sour kale, blah service). but i came back for lunch recently and had a great meal- i had my pick of the tables in the pretty outdoor garden. i ordered the grassfed beef sandwich, at the recommendation of the server, who said it is new on the menu. overall it was an excellent choice, although i wish there was lime or something spicy in the sauce to give it a little kick. it came with very fresh and delicate salad greens (not yellowing or wilting like side salads sometimes served at other places). i commented on them and apparently they are grown in brooklyn! they were out of the wine i wanted to order but the server was able to suggest another. i'm not usually a white wine drinker but it was hot out and the chardonnay she brought was refreshing. i didn't even know until reading the rest of the reviews that their wines are organic. that just makes it even better.

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★★★★★

i'd been to ici for sunday brunch and food and service were just so-so (too spicy sausage, too sour kale, blah service). but i came back for lunch recently and had a great meal- i had my pick of the tables in the pretty outdoor garden. i ordered the grassfed beef sandwich, at the recommendation of the server, who said it is new on the menu. overall it was an excellent choice, although i wish there was lime or something spicy in the sauce to give it a little kick. it came with very fresh and delicate salad greens (not yellowing or wilting like side salads sometimes served at other places). i commented on them and apparently they are grown in brooklyn! they were out of the wine i wanted to order but the server was able to suggest another. i'm not usually a white wine drinker but it was hot out and the chardonnay she brought was refreshing. i didn't even know until reading the rest of the reviews that their wines are organic. that just makes it even better.

Pros: outdoor garden!!!!, fresh food, friendly and knowledgeable server, didn't feel rushed at all

Cons: spicing/flavoring on the food can be off, so-so service during brunch.

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I need a new dentist so I joined citysearch. Needless to say that's a boring task, so I decided to look up restaurants that I love and hate and see what people are saying about them. This simple task of procrastination has proved useful, I must defend ici! I'm shocked to see the last couple of scathing reviews. Ici is my favroite restaurant. I grew up in a family where food was the most important thing. Food is love in my family. So finding a restaurant that I truly adore is no small feat. I've brought my entire family there, including my little niece who ate everything in sight. Well, that said I suppose I should continue my search for a new dentist.......

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★★★★★

I need a new dentist so I joined citysearch. Needless to say that's a boring task, so I decided to look up restaurants that I love and hate and see what people are saying about them. This simple task of procrastination has proved useful, I must defend ici! I'm shocked to see the last couple of scathing reviews. Ici is my favroite restaurant. I grew up in a family where food was the most important thing. Food is love in my family. So finding a restaurant that I truly adore is no small feat. I've brought my entire family there, including my little niece who ate everything in sight. Well, that said I suppose I should continue my search for a new dentist.......

Pros: food, organic wine, service, garden

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My friend's and I went this past Sunday and I strongly reccommend that DeKalb restaurant lovers AVOID this place if you are a service lover. The food is over priced and the quality of servie is sub par. My friends and I waited 30 minutes for cold eggs with and a sandwich. Might I add that had I not noticed that there were nuts in the food (which was not noted on the menu) I could have died! Who owns this place???!!!

My waitress was curt and had an extremely unpleasant demeanour. She looks a troll with red hair. She barely acknowledged us when we sat down after the manager took forever to seat us. The manaher was very unprofessional to say the least. She talked down to us, and took forever to serve our food that we watched sit in the window for a half hour at least! Ugh! It was utter chaos in there and the waitresses had such bad energy. What an awful experience. The food is definitely NOT worth a visit.
Beware. I would suggest anything else on the block. It's better.

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★★★☆☆

My friend's and I went this past Sunday and I strongly reccommend that DeKalb restaurant lovers AVOID this place if you are a service lover. The food is over priced and the quality of servie is sub par. My friends and I waited 30 minutes for cold eggs with and a sandwich. Might I add that had I not noticed that there were nuts in the food (which was not noted on the menu) I could have died! Who owns this place???!!!

My waitress was curt and had an extremely unpleasant demeanour. She looks a troll with red hair. She barely acknowledged us when we sat down after the manager took forever to seat us. The manaher was very unprofessional to say the least. She talked down to us, and took forever to serve our food that we watched sit in the window for a half hour at least! Ugh! It was utter chaos in there and the waitresses had such bad energy. What an awful experience. The food is definitely NOT worth a visit.
Beware. I would suggest anything else on the block. It's better.

Pros: backyard

Cons: SERVICE

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The first time my husband and I went was on a Sunday for a brunch and we assumed our bad service, wait take that back, our horrible service, was due to the fact that it was "Sunday brunch". But today my friend came into my neighborhood and we dedided to try it again..... The food is very tasty. We sat in the back patio, very nice. But then we waited 10 minutes just for a menu. We were told that they had a large table and that it might be slowo, ok. We weren't really in a hurry at all but we were hungry and had things to do. The so called large table appeared to be winding down but apparently that didnt matter. We ordered from what we were told later was the owner, not the waitress (it was her first day) and our order never made it to the kitchen. We at least got our wine but still no food for another half an hour or so. We had to ask the waitress a couple of times what was up with our food and again got the "large table" excuse but by this time they were gone. We ordered another glass of wine and waited another 20 minutes, we were done with our meal by the time they came. I live nearly acroos the street and tell everyone about my experiences there and do not reccomend it at all. We forgot something there and they had it but were very rude when I came to get it. They at least gave us our first glasses of wine for free but it is so over priced to begin with and to wait that long, our second glass should have been free as well. I will never go there again and I will tell anyone not to go there. To top it off we watched people show up as we were leaving getting good service, more bread and very quick. They should really be concerned about the people who live close by, we can and do make a difference on their business.

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★☆☆☆☆

The first time my husband and I went was on a Sunday for a brunch and we assumed our bad service, wait take that back, our horrible service, was due to the fact that it was "Sunday brunch". But today my friend came into my neighborhood and we dedided to try it again..... The food is very tasty. We sat in the back patio, very nice. But then we waited 10 minutes just for a menu. We were told that they had a large table and that it might be slowo, ok. We weren't really in a hurry at all but we were hungry and had things to do. The so called large table appeared to be winding down but apparently that didnt matter. We ordered from what we were told later was the owner, not the waitress (it was her first day) and our order never made it to the kitchen. We at least got our wine but still no food for another half an hour or so. We had to ask the waitress a couple of times what was up with our food and again got the "large table" excuse but by this time they were gone. We ordered another glass of wine and waited another 20 minutes, we were done with our meal by the time they came. I live nearly acroos the street and tell everyone about my experiences there and do not reccomend it at all. We forgot something there and they had it but were very rude when I came to get it. They at least gave us our first glasses of wine for free but it is so over priced to begin with and to wait that long, our second glass should have been free as well. I will never go there again and I will tell anyone not to go there. To top it off we watched people show up as we were leaving getting good service, more bread and very quick. They should really be concerned about the people who live close by, we can and do make a difference on their business.

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It is only because of this restaurant that I bothered to set up a citysearch account so I could write a review of it.
I love this place because not only is the food consistently flawless, they subscribe to the belief, as written on the bottom of their menu, that "eating is a political act." This is because you can choose to eat meat that has been raised humanely, or meat that has been raised in a factory farm; you can choose to eat locally-grown produce, or produce that has been shipped by Dole from some pesticide-ridden third world plantation that pays its workers a nickel an hour. And needless to say, Ici goes out of its way to find local family farms that treat their animals humanely, and to find local family farms from which to buy their produce.
When I last ate at Ici, I noticed that the three types of fish on their menu were listed as poor eco choices on a card produced by Environmental Defence that I carry in my wallet. I gave it to the waitress, and asked her to give it to the chef. (My friends chastised me for doing this before we ate, rather than after, joking about what the chef might do to our food out of irritation.) But far from being irritated, the hostess (who I think is the wife of the chef) came over to our table to thank us for the info, and explain that they go to great lengths to research what types of fish are the most sustainable, and that she and her husband had chosen the fish listed on the menu precisely because she'd read that they WERE good eco choices. Unfortunately there is a lot of conflicting info out there. So she was grateful for the info, and incredibly gracious.
Oh - and did I mention? The food is out of this world.

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★★★★★

It is only because of this restaurant that I bothered to set up a citysearch account so I could write a review of it.
I love this place because not only is the food consistently flawless, they subscribe to the belief, as written on the bottom of their menu, that "eating is a political act." This is because you can choose to eat meat that has been raised humanely, or meat that has been raised in a factory farm; you can choose to eat locally-grown produce, or produce that has been shipped by Dole from some pesticide-ridden third world plantation that pays its workers a nickel an hour. And needless to say, Ici goes out of its way to find local family farms that treat their animals humanely, and to find local family farms from which to buy their produce.
When I last ate at Ici, I noticed that the three types of fish on their menu were listed as poor eco choices on a card produced by Environmental Defence that I carry in my wallet. I gave it to the waitress, and asked her to give it to the chef. (My friends chastised me for doing this before we ate, rather than after, joking about what the chef might do to our food out of irritation.) But far from being irritated, the hostess (who I think is the wife of the chef) came over to our table to thank us for the info, and explain that they go to great lengths to research what types of fish are the most sustainable, and that she and her husband had chosen the fish listed on the menu precisely because she'd read that they WERE good eco choices. Unfortunately there is a lot of conflicting info out there. So she was grateful for the info, and incredibly gracious.
Oh - and did I mention? The food is out of this world.

Pros: food, service, ambience

Cons: none

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My wife and I went to ici last friday before our show at BAM and we had a great time. We thought we would only have one main dish, so we only allowed 45 minutes for our meal, but the menu was so appealing that we decided to have both appetizers and main courses. The waitress was really helpful and kindly made sure that the food was coming as quickly as possible. They even ordered a car for us, so we made it on time for the show. ici was such a delightful discovery, that we would have loved to have desserts too, so the manager suggested we come back after the show. They booked a table for us at 10pm, and we enjoyed some fantastic desserts and teas. The food was really excellent, the service was fantastic, they really go the extra mile to please customers. We very often go to BAM and this is by far the best pre/post show eating option within walking distance of BAM, and we will definitely return and recommend this place to friends.

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★★★★★

My wife and I went to ici last friday before our show at BAM and we had a great time. We thought we would only have one main dish, so we only allowed 45 minutes for our meal, but the menu was so appealing that we decided to have both appetizers and main courses. The waitress was really helpful and kindly made sure that the food was coming as quickly as possible. They even ordered a car for us, so we made it on time for the show. ici was such a delightful discovery, that we would have loved to have desserts too, so the manager suggested we come back after the show. They booked a table for us at 10pm, and we enjoyed some fantastic desserts and teas. The food was really excellent, the service was fantastic, they really go the extra mile to please customers. We very often go to BAM and this is by far the best pre/post show eating option within walking distance of BAM, and we will definitely return and recommend this place to friends.

Pros: Attentive service, great food, good location

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Being a regular customer of ici, I feel that I need to react to the previous review. I have been going there at least twice a month since ici opened about 3 years ago. It's really unfair, ici is very well priced considering the ingredients they use: they are all organic and they use local farms and markets. In regards to the wine list, they have the most exciting selection of natural wines, and after 3 years, I am yet to get bored of trying new wines, and I know not to go there if I fancy a Gin & Tonic, they offer much more memorable stuff.
Again, the food menu changes with the seasons, I went there last week, and they had a whole lot of new recipes, like a seasonal snow pea fricasee (sp?) made using the crunchiest, freshest peas, that was really lovely. I have planned to go again on Friday night to try out more of the dishes. And they have opened their garden, so I will be spending even more time there!
Message to ici: do not change a thing, we love the place just the way it is!!!!

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★★★★★

Being a regular customer of ici, I feel that I need to react to the previous review. I have been going there at least twice a month since ici opened about 3 years ago. It's really unfair, ici is very well priced considering the ingredients they use: they are all organic and they use local farms and markets. In regards to the wine list, they have the most exciting selection of natural wines, and after 3 years, I am yet to get bored of trying new wines, and I know not to go there if I fancy a Gin & Tonic, they offer much more memorable stuff.
Again, the food menu changes with the seasons, I went there last week, and they had a whole lot of new recipes, like a seasonal snow pea fricasee (sp?) made using the crunchiest, freshest peas, that was really lovely. I have planned to go again on Friday night to try out more of the dishes. And they have opened their garden, so I will be spending even more time there!
Message to ici: do not change a thing, we love the place just the way it is!!!!

Pros: amazing food, friendly service, great value, beautiful garden

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We went there for dinner this week.... and never again. Its quite irritating eating in restaurant that doesn't have a full liqour license but its wine list is small. We had to wait quite a while for our apps, only to be told that they run out of one of the things. Portions were extremely small. It seems that the menu hasn't even changed since they opened..... the items they call staple, I call terrible... We barely touched our main dishes (waitress didn't even asks us if we liked them), paid the expensive tab (for 3 pp over $150) and got out. It was a totally unmemorable dining experience; and I don't recommend Ici.

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★☆☆☆☆

We went there for dinner this week.... and never again. Its quite irritating eating in restaurant that doesn't have a full liqour license but its wine list is small. We had to wait quite a while for our apps, only to be told that they run out of one of the things. Portions were extremely small. It seems that the menu hasn't even changed since they opened..... the items they call staple, I call terrible... We barely touched our main dishes (waitress didn't even asks us if we liked them), paid the expensive tab (for 3 pp over $150) and got out. It was a totally unmemorable dining experience; and I don't recommend Ici.

Pros: organic (or so they say) ingredients

Cons: boring menu, small portions, unattentive service, bland flavours

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My friend who lives near ici in Fort Greene organized a dinner for 5 of us during the Brooklyn Restaurant week. I don't often go to Brooklyn, and my friend did not say much about her choice of venue, so I did not really know what to expect, but ici was amazing! They had a $20 menu that included fantastic all organic dishes, that was a real bargain. I went back to check the place out during a normal time, and again, it did not disappoint. The restaurant week $20 menu was obviously no longer available, but the value of the food & wine remained fantastic, far superior to most restaurants in the City. The quality of the food is amazing, they only use local producers and farms, and everything is organic. The manager explained how by not using any pesticides and sulfates, it really allows the wine to develop its full flavour, all in respect for the environment. I have since been buying natural wine (from Astor wine, they have a great selection). I have a lot of respect for places like ici that are not only there to make profit, but also support a valid cause (respect of the environment etc) and go the extra mile to provide beautiful food and wine. Also, it's nice to be away from the Manhattan madness and be able to just walk in during the week without a reservation.

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★★★★★

My friend who lives near ici in Fort Greene organized a dinner for 5 of us during the Brooklyn Restaurant week. I don't often go to Brooklyn, and my friend did not say much about her choice of venue, so I did not really know what to expect, but ici was amazing! They had a $20 menu that included fantastic all organic dishes, that was a real bargain. I went back to check the place out during a normal time, and again, it did not disappoint. The restaurant week $20 menu was obviously no longer available, but the value of the food & wine remained fantastic, far superior to most restaurants in the City. The quality of the food is amazing, they only use local producers and farms, and everything is organic. The manager explained how by not using any pesticides and sulfates, it really allows the wine to develop its full flavour, all in respect for the environment. I have since been buying natural wine (from Astor wine, they have a great selection). I have a lot of respect for places like ici that are not only there to make profit, but also support a valid cause (respect of the environment etc) and go the extra mile to provide beautiful food and wine. Also, it's nice to be away from the Manhattan madness and be able to just walk in during the week without a reservation.

Pros: Very high standards of food & service in a casual environment, natural food & wine, knowledgable staff, amazing value

Cons: None

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We went to Ici this week with a few friends. We were the only customers in the restaurant at 9:20pm. (that should be a sign already) Waitress told us that the owners are in France, so business is a bit slower. Service was friendly but not professional. We had to wait for waitress to finish her dinner in order to take our order. She was still chewing her food while walked towards our table. We had found the wine list extremely small (only 2 reds and 2 whites by the glass) and most of their reds are from Loire. The dinner menu has only one meat dish, which made it extremely difficult for my friend who has seafood allergies. I am surpised by the great reviews of this restaurant. There are much better deals in Fort Greene at better prices.

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★★☆☆☆

We went to Ici this week with a few friends. We were the only customers in the restaurant at 9:20pm. (that should be a sign already) Waitress told us that the owners are in France, so business is a bit slower. Service was friendly but not professional. We had to wait for waitress to finish her dinner in order to take our order. She was still chewing her food while walked towards our table. We had found the wine list extremely small (only 2 reds and 2 whites by the glass) and most of their reds are from Loire. The dinner menu has only one meat dish, which made it extremely difficult for my friend who has seafood allergies. I am surpised by the great reviews of this restaurant. There are much better deals in Fort Greene at better prices.

Pros: you can get a table right away

Cons: small wine list, not interesting dinner menu, dry bread, no full bar!

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I had my 30th birthday at ici's new private dining room last weekend. Our party was literally the second one to take place in that room as it's only just opened a week ago. The room is just above the main restaurant in an stunning brownstone, it's just been redecorated and there are lots of original features, beautiful ceiling, great chandelier etc.
They organised the most amazing menu for us, with lots of different options and they even recommended organic wines that were absolutely outstanding, I am converted to natural/organic wines!! They're really delicious and because they've got no sulfates, you don't get a headache in the morning!!! The food was great, I love the fact that they take great care in sourcing their food locally and ethically. The service was excellent, we had our own waitress for the whole night and she was really good and attentive.
I'd never been to Ici before, a friend recommended it, but even though I live in Manhattan, I will definitely go back, you don't get such a great room for parties at such great value anywhere in NYC. Can't wait for my next birthday!!!

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★★★★★

I had my 30th birthday at ici's new private dining room last weekend. Our party was literally the second one to take place in that room as it's only just opened a week ago. The room is just above the main restaurant in an stunning brownstone, it's just been redecorated and there are lots of original features, beautiful ceiling, great chandelier etc.
They organised the most amazing menu for us, with lots of different options and they even recommended organic wines that were absolutely outstanding, I am converted to natural/organic wines!! They're really delicious and because they've got no sulfates, you don't get a headache in the morning!!! The food was great, I love the fact that they take great care in sourcing their food locally and ethically. The service was excellent, we had our own waitress for the whole night and she was really good and attentive.
I'd never been to Ici before, a friend recommended it, but even though I live in Manhattan, I will definitely go back, you don't get such a great room for parties at such great value anywhere in NYC. Can't wait for my next birthday!!!

Pros: Private dining room, organic food and wine, value, atmosphere

Cons: Can't think of any!!!

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I am reading the revues and it has been more than 2 years that I go to ici (I live 3 blocks away) and , I never had anything less than a great meal with a nice service and a great wine! The restaurant is ORGANIC so when I see people getting anxious about the bill, it drives me crazy, for the same price you can eat in any mediocre French Bistro in Brooklyn, but none of them would serve you food of this quality, in respect with the environment and the community. Ici is no cheater, they deliver what they promise at a great price. And they have the best breakfast and lunch in town!!! (Village voice best of NYC last week!!!)

2
★★★★★

I am reading the revues and it has been more than 2 years that I go to ici (I live 3 blocks away) and , I never had anything less than a great meal with a nice service and a great wine! The restaurant is ORGANIC so when I see people getting anxious about the bill, it drives me crazy, for the same price you can eat in any mediocre French Bistro in Brooklyn, but none of them would serve you food of this quality, in respect with the environment and the community. Ici is no cheater, they deliver what they promise at a great price. And they have the best breakfast and lunch in town!!! (Village voice best of NYC last week!!!)

Pros: Food, service, decor

Cons: closed on monday

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After hearing glowing reviews about ici for years, I finally tried it this past weekend and was sadly underwhelmed. I expected greatness from the wilted dandelion appetizer with anchovy cream, a poached egg and pancetta, but found that the bitterness of the dandelion greens overwhelmed all of the other flavors. The duck confit in the duck confit salad was lost by the strong tasting mustard dressing. The roasted chicken was nice and juicy, but low on seasoning. However, the accompanying grits were delightful, as was the lemon pie for dessert. The service was pleasant and attentive, but not knowledgeable about matching ici's wines by the glass to the food. There are so many small, outstanding restaurants in Brooklyn serving seasonal French and New American food, but ici is not one of them.

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★★★☆☆

After hearing glowing reviews about ici for years, I finally tried it this past weekend and was sadly underwhelmed. I expected greatness from the wilted dandelion appetizer with anchovy cream, a poached egg and pancetta, but found that the bitterness of the dandelion greens overwhelmed all of the other flavors. The duck confit in the duck confit salad was lost by the strong tasting mustard dressing. The roasted chicken was nice and juicy, but low on seasoning. However, the accompanying grits were delightful, as was the lemon pie for dessert. The service was pleasant and attentive, but not knowledgeable about matching ici's wines by the glass to the food. There are so many small, outstanding restaurants in Brooklyn serving seasonal French and New American food, but ici is not one of them.

Pros: Grits; Lemon Pie; Decor

Cons: Poor Balance of Flavors

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The chef and owner must have been back from vacation last night (8/16/2006) . The food was great: duck confit salad was perfectly seasoned hangar steak was cooked right potatoes that came with the steak were delicious, the cod was amazing. And the service! Knowledgeable & elegant. We could not leave ! I know understand all the good reviews this place gets.

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★★★★★

The chef and owner must have been back from vacation last night (8/16/2006) . The food was great: duck confit salad was perfectly seasoned hangar steak was cooked right potatoes that came with the steak were delicious, the cod was amazing. And the service! Knowledgeable & elegant. We could not leave ! I know understand all the good reviews this place gets.

Pros: Organic Food

Cons: Not in Manhattan!

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The chef and owner must have been on vacation last night (8/15/2006) leaving non-professionals in charge of the kitchen and the dining room. The food was horrible: duck confit salad was bland; hangar steak was raw, when we requested medium (the table behind us appeared to have this same issue); potatoes that came with the steak were like rubber; thematically appropriate, though, the cod was also like rubber. And the service! It was so slow and lackadaisical that I sometimes forgot what I was waiting for by the time it finally arrived. We could not wait to leave and go have dessert at Blue Ribbon Bakery. I don't know why this place gets good reviews unless it's some sort of booster-ism by Ft. Greene residents or we were there on a particularly off night. Either way, we won't go back to find out.

0
★☆☆☆☆

The chef and owner must have been on vacation last night (8/15/2006) leaving non-professionals in charge of the kitchen and the dining room. The food was horrible: duck confit salad was bland; hangar steak was raw, when we requested medium (the table behind us appeared to have this same issue); potatoes that came with the steak were like rubber; thematically appropriate, though, the cod was also like rubber. And the service! It was so slow and lackadaisical that I sometimes forgot what I was waiting for by the time it finally arrived. We could not wait to leave and go have dessert at Blue Ribbon Bakery. I don't know why this place gets good reviews unless it's some sort of booster-ism by Ft. Greene residents or we were there on a particularly off night. Either way, we won't go back to find out.

Pros: far away

Cons: not far enough

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I went to ICI last year and everything was great. Last night I really wanted to have a great meal, but unfortunately that wasn't the case. Our waitress was the main culprit. She had no knowledge of the wine list, no knowledge of the menu, and when recommending a wine, just sent out the most expensive that she could find. The appetizers were good, watermelon salad, and liver shnitzel, but the special fish? Perhaps the special old fish? It was salty, greasy, chewy, and overcooked, and best of all the "salsa" was the same basic ingredients as my watermelon salad (onions, olives, feta, peppers) minus the watermelon, thank god. We had to forage for our own silverware, clear our own plates, finally after 2 hours we'd had enough and were presented with our $100 bill, 3 glasses of wine, 2 appetizers, 1 entree, 1 dessert, 1 tea. Not worth it.

1
★★★☆☆

I went to ICI last year and everything was great. Last night I really wanted to have a great meal, but unfortunately that wasn't the case. Our waitress was the main culprit. She had no knowledge of the wine list, no knowledge of the menu, and when recommending a wine, just sent out the most expensive that she could find. The appetizers were good, watermelon salad, and liver shnitzel, but the special fish? Perhaps the special old fish? It was salty, greasy, chewy, and overcooked, and best of all the "salsa" was the same basic ingredients as my watermelon salad (onions, olives, feta, peppers) minus the watermelon, thank god. We had to forage for our own silverware, clear our own plates, finally after 2 hours we'd had enough and were presented with our $100 bill, 3 glasses of wine, 2 appetizers, 1 entree, 1 dessert, 1 tea. Not worth it.

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We keep going back to ICI for 2 years now. Last week again we had a great time. Beautiful mackerel with kim chee (properly served cold), tasty hanger steak and fantastic collard greens (still green not brown full of flavors and nutrients). A real casual restaurant that is about food not hype!

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★★★★★

We keep going back to ICI for 2 years now. Last week again we had a great time. Beautiful mackerel with kim chee (properly served cold), tasty hanger steak and fantastic collard greens (still green not brown full of flavors and nutrients). A real casual restaurant that is about food not hype!

Pros: organic, service, wine list

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Finally we were able to make it out to Ici and it was the absolute worst experience we have ever had. We had to get up and get our own salt and pepper from the bar as well as bringing our own plate to the kitchen for an undercooked steak. Not once did either waitress ( yes!! we had 2) come up to us and ask if everything was okay. Nor did they come over to refill our water glasses or ask me if Iwanted another glass of wine. The collard greens were undercooked and had no flavor but the overdose of chilli flakes. The steak had no flavor and the side dish of my makeral entree was cold. I could really rant on but I'm only allowed 150 words. There is nothing more upsetting than spending good money on bad service and bland food Don't believe the hype!!!

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★☆☆☆☆

Finally we were able to make it out to Ici and it was the absolute worst experience we have ever had. We had to get up and get our own salt and pepper from the bar as well as bringing our own plate to the kitchen for an undercooked steak. Not once did either waitress ( yes!! we had 2) come up to us and ask if everything was okay. Nor did they come over to refill our water glasses or ask me if Iwanted another glass of wine. The collard greens were undercooked and had no flavor but the overdose of chilli flakes. The steak had no flavor and the side dish of my makeral entree was cold. I could really rant on but I'm only allowed 150 words. There is nothing more upsetting than spending good money on bad service and bland food Don't believe the hype!!!

Cons: service, Food, service

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We went to ICi with my husband for the first time last week and had a great experience. We sat in their beautiful quiet garden and enjoyed every bite!
We really liked the skate fish, the chicken liver schnitzel and their american chese selection. We will be back very soon.

2
★★★★★

We went to ICi with my husband for the first time last week and had a great experience. We sat in their beautiful quiet garden and enjoyed every bite!
We really liked the skate fish, the chicken liver schnitzel and their american chese selection. We will be back very soon.

Pros: organic, garden, service

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I thought the 'old fish' review was really hilarious. Honestly its great that the situation was handled with a delicate sense of humor. I can't wait to go there again ( had the steak last time ) and enjoy the beautiful cozy garden in the back. I just wont order the fish on a Sunday.

2
★★★★☆

I thought the 'old fish' review was really hilarious. Honestly its great that the situation was handled with a delicate sense of humor. I can't wait to go there again ( had the steak last time ) and enjoy the beautiful cozy garden in the back. I just wont order the fish on a Sunday.

Pros: garden, brunch

Cons: n/a

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Until last night, Ici was my favorite restaurant in Brooklyn.

I ordered skate which had a strong ammonia odor. Not being familiar with skate, I had a few bites. Then I heard the women at the next table remarking that their skate smelled like ammonia.
The owner came over and said "eh, its just old fish, there is nothing to worry about," as if serving old fish is par for the course. Then the chef came out, grilled me on how much I had ingested, and offered me some websites on skate. (An ammonia odor is an indication of spoiled or improperly handled skate; it should not be served).
She said, "when you come to a restaurant like this, part of the experience is that each fish is different. Sometimes they are old."
To be fair, we were not charged for the skate.

1
★★★☆☆

Until last night, Ici was my favorite restaurant in Brooklyn.

I ordered skate which had a strong ammonia odor. Not being familiar with skate, I had a few bites. Then I heard the women at the next table remarking that their skate smelled like ammonia.
The owner came over and said "eh, its just old fish, there is nothing to worry about," as if serving old fish is par for the course. Then the chef came out, grilled me on how much I had ingested, and offered me some websites on skate. (An ammonia odor is an indication of spoiled or improperly handled skate; it should not be served).
She said, "when you come to a restaurant like this, part of the experience is that each fish is different. Sometimes they are old."
To be fair, we were not charged for the skate.

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Four of us went to Ici before a BAM show. It's very cute. The menu was nicely sized with five small plates, eight appetizers and seven entrees. The portions are generous, specially the short ribs entree that my husband ordered . The food was really impressive. But the best was the service. Our waitress was pleasant and available. Highly recommended.

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★★★★★

Four of us went to Ici before a BAM show. It's very cute. The menu was nicely sized with five small plates, eight appetizers and seven entrees. The portions are generous, specially the short ribs entree that my husband ordered . The food was really impressive. But the best was the service. Our waitress was pleasant and available. Highly recommended.

Pros: service, food

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Four of us went to Ici before a BAM show. It's cute but VERY loud. The menu was small but tasteful although the portions are tiny...the short ribs entree my husband ordered should have been called "short RIB". The food was unimpressive. But the worst was the service. Our waitress was pleasant but unavailable. Our wine, appetizer and entrees took FAR too long to be delivered and we sat with empty glasses and used plates on the table for most of the meal. When my three dining companions received their entrees, we waited patiently for my salad and soup for over 7 minutes until one of my friends walked back to the kitchen to get my salad himself. No apologies, no "please have dessert on us", no nothing. And worse, we missed the majority of the show we wanted to see due to the service. Not recommended.

0
★☆☆☆☆

Four of us went to Ici before a BAM show. It's cute but VERY loud. The menu was small but tasteful although the portions are tiny...the short ribs entree my husband ordered should have been called "short RIB". The food was unimpressive. But the worst was the service. Our waitress was pleasant but unavailable. Our wine, appetizer and entrees took FAR too long to be delivered and we sat with empty glasses and used plates on the table for most of the meal. When my three dining companions received their entrees, we waited patiently for my salad and soup for over 7 minutes until one of my friends walked back to the kitchen to get my salad himself. No apologies, no "please have dessert on us", no nothing. And worse, we missed the majority of the show we wanted to see due to the service. Not recommended.

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We went there for Brunch this past week end and really enjoyed ourselves. The food was really good, specially the Frittata and the French Toast. Service was quick and efficient. Nice wine list. Certainly the best Brunch option in Fort Greene or Clinton Hill.

2
★★★★★

We went there for Brunch this past week end and really enjoyed ourselves. The food was really good, specially the Frittata and the French Toast. Service was quick and efficient. Nice wine list. Certainly the best Brunch option in Fort Greene or Clinton Hill.

Pros: organic eggs, atmosphere

Cons: wait for table

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was it the storm or is their service usually that horrible? i had to ask for my side of bacon atleast 3 times and did not get it until every morsel of my main dish was done.

2
★★★★☆

was it the storm or is their service usually that horrible? i had to ask for my side of bacon atleast 3 times and did not get it until every morsel of my main dish was done.

Cons: service

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After reading great things about brunch here, I went with a few friends. First off, there were very few options for brunch, just a couple egg dishes basically. The waitress recommended the vegetable fritatta, so several of us tried it. In short, it was disgusting. It tasted like a luke-warm soggy sponge! There are much better places in the area, so don't go here.

0
★☆☆☆☆

After reading great things about brunch here, I went with a few friends. First off, there were very few options for brunch, just a couple egg dishes basically. The waitress recommended the vegetable fritatta, so several of us tried it. In short, it was disgusting. It tasted like a luke-warm soggy sponge! There are much better places in the area, so don't go here.

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I had read the review in New York Magazine, and thought that perhaps I was going to a delight in a not-so-great part of the city. I had to convince my wife that traveling to Brooklyn wasn't such a bad idea, and that this place had a great review. Frankly, the place is underwhelming from start to finish, from little dinky tables to cafe-quality waitresses who didn't know their menu let-alone pairing questions. The food was boring as can be, nothing original .. .and frankly, the fact there were "cooks" in the back and not chefs has something to do with this.

1
★★★☆☆

I had read the review in New York Magazine, and thought that perhaps I was going to a delight in a not-so-great part of the city. I had to convince my wife that traveling to Brooklyn wasn't such a bad idea, and that this place had a great review. Frankly, the place is underwhelming from start to finish, from little dinky tables to cafe-quality waitresses who didn't know their menu let-alone pairing questions. The food was boring as can be, nothing original .. .and frankly, the fact there were "cooks" in the back and not chefs has something to do with this.

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I read about the restaurant in "New York's Magazine top 101" restaurants...the space is great...the smell of the fireplace throught the restaurant gives it a great intimate touch...the kitchen is exposed, which I liked as well...the cured sausage and their truffle mushroom soup was a nice start...I opted for the special fish of the day...it was perfectly seasoned and cooked...great portion as well, enough for one or if you're watching your wallet, a great share...my girlfriend had the japanese beef stew...she found it to be her favorite dish of the nite...the server wasn't overly attentive, but the food and the space made up for whatever she lacked...can't wait to try their brunch menu....we'll both definately be back.

2
★★★★★

I read about the restaurant in "New York's Magazine top 101" restaurants...the space is great...the smell of the fireplace throught the restaurant gives it a great intimate touch...the kitchen is exposed, which I liked as well...the cured sausage and their truffle mushroom soup was a nice start...I opted for the special fish of the day...it was perfectly seasoned and cooked...great portion as well, enough for one or if you're watching your wallet, a great share...my girlfriend had the japanese beef stew...she found it to be her favorite dish of the nite...the server wasn't overly attentive, but the food and the space made up for whatever she lacked...can't wait to try their brunch menu....we'll both definately be back.

Pros: atmosphere, food, location

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This restaurant shows from the moment you walk in the door that the owner and the chef both have yaers of experience. julie (the chef) delivers food that is always seasonal, fresh and well thought out you can tell she care about food and the people that eat it. this is one of my fravorite restaurants in new york. don't stop what your doing

2
★★★★★

This restaurant shows from the moment you walk in the door that the owner and the chef both have yaers of experience. julie (the chef) delivers food that is always seasonal, fresh and well thought out you can tell she care about food and the people that eat it. this is one of my fravorite restaurants in new york. don't stop what your doing

Pros: food, price, decore

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Maybe not easy to understand because so simple. I guess we are not use to real restaurants anymore. The best organic ingredients cooked at the last minute served by a friendly staff in a quiet and relaxing setting. Great expereince in a restaurant is that simple. Thank you ici.

2
★★★★★

Maybe not easy to understand because so simple. I guess we are not use to real restaurants anymore. The best organic ingredients cooked at the last minute served by a friendly staff in a quiet and relaxing setting. Great expereince in a restaurant is that simple. Thank you ici.

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I have eaten at ici about 7 times and the food is always excellent. My favorite thing about this restaurant is that it uses fresh, local, seasonal, organic produce, meat and wine. The ambience is cozy and charming and the service attentive and warm. They have the best outdoor seating in Brooklyn, and are now serving amazing summer cocktails.

2
★★★★★

I have eaten at ici about 7 times and the food is always excellent. My favorite thing about this restaurant is that it uses fresh, local, seasonal, organic produce, meat and wine. The ambience is cozy and charming and the service attentive and warm. They have the best outdoor seating in Brooklyn, and are now serving amazing summer cocktails.

Pros: Organic, Price, Value

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We keep going back to ici for a year now, and still love it. The food is amazing for the price. Where do you find in Brooklyn organic food at this price. Entrees average $17 $18 and Appetizers $8. Natural wine list, elegant dining room & gorgeous garden.
Everything is so simple and to the point. No chichi. Just quality & simplicity. I wish there were more restaurant like this one.

2
★★★★★

We keep going back to ici for a year now, and still love it. The food is amazing for the price. Where do you find in Brooklyn organic food at this price. Entrees average $17 $18 and Appetizers $8. Natural wine list, elegant dining room & gorgeous garden.
Everything is so simple and to the point. No chichi. Just quality & simplicity. I wish there were more restaurant like this one.

Pros: Organic, Value

Cons: Monday Closed, Closes Early

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THe restaurant and staff are great, do not get me wrong. I wanted to like this place, I really did. But whatever expectations I had for the food, they were not met. It was as if everything that came out was missing something, or "not quite there enough" to be fabulous. My fellow diners with me concurred. It's not the worst place, believe me, it's a gorgeous place, but I'm not going to go there for the food. Wine and atmosphere, sure, but the price on the underwhelming food is not justifiable. I'd be a fool for paying what we did again for what we received. Live and learn.

0
★☆☆☆☆

THe restaurant and staff are great, do not get me wrong. I wanted to like this place, I really did. But whatever expectations I had for the food, they were not met. It was as if everything that came out was missing something, or "not quite there enough" to be fabulous. My fellow diners with me concurred. It's not the worst place, believe me, it's a gorgeous place, but I'm not going to go there for the food. Wine and atmosphere, sure, but the price on the underwhelming food is not justifiable. I'd be a fool for paying what we did again for what we received. Live and learn.

Pros: atmosphere, staff, wine list

Cons: underwhelming food, overpriced prices

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We go to this restaurant at least once a week - the food is always consistently excellent, unique, tasty. The menu changes to offer the best dishes and the specials are amazing. Great spot for brunch - their garden is quiet and peaceful, the best croissants in the New York area by far. It gets loud on the weekend nights inside since the restaurant is small and popular - definitely worth going for any meal. Great service, relaxed ambiance.

2
★★★★★

We go to this restaurant at least once a week - the food is always consistently excellent, unique, tasty. The menu changes to offer the best dishes and the specials are amazing. Great spot for brunch - their garden is quiet and peaceful, the best croissants in the New York area by far. It gets loud on the weekend nights inside since the restaurant is small and popular - definitely worth going for any meal. Great service, relaxed ambiance.

Pros: garden, good service, fresh food

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went last saturday night with my husband. His pork shoulder with grits was so tender and delicate. I got a beautiful portion of wild pike with cabbage and carrots in a mustard horseradish broth that was truly amazing for $19. The waitress was so knowledgeable and nice. We spent $122 (2 appetizers, entrees, bottle of wine and two more glasses of wine) for a truly great meal. Really unexpensive for organic food.

2
★★★★★

went last saturday night with my husband. His pork shoulder with grits was so tender and delicate. I got a beautiful portion of wild pike with cabbage and carrots in a mustard horseradish broth that was truly amazing for $19. The waitress was so knowledgeable and nice. We spent $122 (2 appetizers, entrees, bottle of wine and two more glasses of wine) for a truly great meal. Really unexpensive for organic food.

Pros: nice waitress, underpriced food, exiting food

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went last night with my husband. His pork shoulder with grits was swimming in fat, not gravy. I got a tiny portion on pike that was missing some items mentioned on the menu for a whopping $19. After we We sent both back to be corrected, our waitress for terse and rude. We spent $122 (2 appetizers, entrees, bottle of wine and two more glasses of wine) for a truly forgettable meal. oh, and the napkins were wet. save your money.

0
★☆☆☆☆

went last night with my husband. His pork shoulder with grits was swimming in fat, not gravy. I got a tiny portion on pike that was missing some items mentioned on the menu for a whopping $19. After we We sent both back to be corrected, our waitress for terse and rude. We spent $122 (2 appetizers, entrees, bottle of wine and two more glasses of wine) for a truly forgettable meal. oh, and the napkins were wet. save your money.

Cons: rude waitress, overpriced food, unexciting food

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My husband and I ate here on Valentine's Day. The first course was maybe half of a sliced carrot with a tbsp of pesto sauce. I thought the waitress was kidding. I went with it, though, because I like carrots and I'm a pretty healthy eater. The next course was a salad that consisted just of greens with a very salty truffle dressing. My husband's vegetarian pasta was dry and consisted of pine nuts, wilted raddichio (sp?) and olive oil. We didn't stick around for the dessert even though it was included. We felt like we were on a Valentine's Day assembly line. It was such an unimaginative, disappointing, thoughtless four-course meal. Not worth the $55 per person in product alone--definitely won't go back because if this is what they choose to serve you on a "special" night, I don't want to see what you get on an ordinary one.

0
★☆☆☆☆

My husband and I ate here on Valentine's Day. The first course was maybe half of a sliced carrot with a tbsp of pesto sauce. I thought the waitress was kidding. I went with it, though, because I like carrots and I'm a pretty healthy eater. The next course was a salad that consisted just of greens with a very salty truffle dressing. My husband's vegetarian pasta was dry and consisted of pine nuts, wilted raddichio (sp?) and olive oil. We didn't stick around for the dessert even though it was included. We felt like we were on a Valentine's Day assembly line. It was such an unimaginative, disappointing, thoughtless four-course meal. Not worth the $55 per person in product alone--definitely won't go back because if this is what they choose to serve you on a "special" night, I don't want to see what you get on an ordinary one.

Pros: Decoration beautiful, waitress nice, organic food?

Cons: lots of kids, waitress very rushed, not well prepared

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There are a lot of restaurant in Fort Greene, but this new one is so good ! They really get it ! Unexpensive, delicious & organic food in a great setting. The dining room is so cute ! The all-female staff is professional & friendly. Their twist on traditionnal bistro fare really works, try the pumpkin seeds crusted monkfish or the sea scallops with fresh corn.

2
★★★★★

There are a lot of restaurant in Fort Greene, but this new one is so good ! They really get it ! Unexpensive, delicious & organic food in a great setting. The dining room is so cute ! The all-female staff is professional & friendly. Their twist on traditionnal bistro fare really works, try the pumpkin seeds crusted monkfish or the sea scallops with fresh corn.

Pros: organic food, manhattan quality, brooklyn prices

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Frank Bruni was right ! The quality of the food is just unbelievable ! They obviously use prime organic ingredients and know how to cook them. I Had breakfast there by myself last week (they have free internet connection) and loved the simple 3' egg. Went back last night with some friends in the wine business and had a blast again. My friend loved the unexpensive wine selection, the monkfish and the scallops are to die for !
I can't wait to go back but will make a reservation next time. I have a feeling it will soon be difficult to get a reservation

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★★★★★

Frank Bruni was right ! The quality of the food is just unbelievable ! They obviously use prime organic ingredients and know how to cook them. I Had breakfast there by myself last week (they have free internet connection) and loved the simple 3' egg. Went back last night with some friends in the wine business and had a blast again. My friend loved the unexpensive wine selection, the monkfish and the scallops are to die for !
I can't wait to go back but will make a reservation next time. I have a feeling it will soon be difficult to get a reservation

Pros: friendly waitstaff, value, organic food

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ici is a great addition to the neighborhood. I have yet to visit for dinner, but had a lovely brunch there recently - the french toast is to DIE for. The only slightly negative comment I have is that my husband ordered a sandwich that was very tasty but extremely small portion-wise. The service is outstanding, especially compared with other places on DeKalb Ave. I'll be back!

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★★★★☆

ici is a great addition to the neighborhood. I have yet to visit for dinner, but had a lovely brunch there recently - the french toast is to DIE for. The only slightly negative comment I have is that my husband ordered a sandwich that was very tasty but extremely small portion-wise. The service is outstanding, especially compared with other places on DeKalb Ave. I'll be back!

Pros: Great service, Great quality food, Lovely Garden

 

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